Sunday, January 3, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

The inspiration for these came from my friend Shawna who baked these little balls of deliciousness for holiday gifts. I didn't have Shawna's recipe, so I used one from Bakerella, who has an amazing website! They are super simple, but messy and slightly time consuming. I promise they are well worth any trouble they take to make them!

Red Velvet Cake Truffles
From Bakerella



1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 oz. white chocolate chips
4 tbsp shortening, divided
wax paper

After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.) Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)

Melt milk chocolate with 2 tbsp shortening in microwave. Roll half of the balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

Melt white chocolate with 2 tbsp shortening in microwave. Roll the rest of hte balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

I stored mine in the freezer to harden the chocolate quickly before I put them out to serve at the party.

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